Good Job Rob

Rob Thomas is leading by example and doing the right thing.  Good for him and good for his wife.  Just a few days ago on Friday, July 10, the Uptown Ampitheatre (Charlotte) announced more postponed concert dates for Thomas’ Great Unknown Tour due to his wife Marisol needing brain surgery.  The theater posted this statement:


“With great regret Rob Thomas must postpone some dates of his Great Unknown Tour – including Uptown Amphitheatre Charlotte, on July 28th – due to his wife Marisol needing treatment to remove a possible lesion from the base of her brain.  We will announce the new date here at a later time. Tickets already purchased will still be good for the new date – no exchange necessary.”

You have to admire a man who stands by his woman.  Period.

FOB Is A Class Act. . . .Here’s Why

Ok, don’t put the Kleenex away just yet.  This one will get ya going too.  If you have not yet caught Fall Out Boy on their Boys of Zummer tour (with Wiz Khalifa) be sure to check it out.  But, there’s more to Pete Wentz and crew.  FOB recently took the time meet some fans at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.  Check it out:

Besides being some uber-talented cats, FOB appears to be some downright nice guys.  Great work.

A New Journey For Deen Castronovo

Journey drummer Deen Castronovo will have to wear an ankle monitoring device and go directly to drug treatment when he is released from jail as he awaits trial on rape and other felony charges.


Last Friday an Oregon judge made this ruling following Castronovo’s arrest on misdemeanor assault and menacing charges.  Castronovo was then released on bail and ordered not to contact the alleged victim.  A grand jury then returned more serious charges, including rape, against Castronovo. Unfortunately, Castronovo was then jailed again after it was discovered that he called the victim 35 times and texted the victim 122 times with messages that included suicide threats and apologies.  Friday, the judge hearing the matter found that the 144 phone messages that Castronovo left for the victim were “vile.”

In court Castronovo blamed drug addiction for his actions and said that it had cost him dearly.  He said that the episode led to a

“[l]oss of my job. Loss of my freedom.”

Castronovo replaced Steve Smith in the mega-band in 1998 and indeed, the price of this journey will be a very steep one.  Castronovo’s attorney said that he expects his client to remain in rehab pending a trial in October.






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